CVE Reference: CVE-2006-6931

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CVE-2006-6931

Description:
Algorithmic complexity vulnerability in Snort before 2.6.1, during predicate evaluation in rule matching for certain rules, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption and detection outage) via crafted network traffic, aka a "backtracking attack."

CVE Status:
Candidate

References:

XF
  http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/31430

ST
  1017508

SAID
  Secunia Advisory: SA23716
  Secunia Advisory: SA24164
  Secunia Advisory: SA24338

OSVDB
  32096

MLIST
  http://lists.immunitysec.com/pipermail/dailydave/2007-January/003954.html

MISC
  http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~smithr/pubs/randy_smith_acsac2006.zip
  http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~smithr/pubs/acsac2006.pdf
  http://www.acsac.org/2006/advance_program.html
  http://www.acsac.org/2006/papers/54.pdf
  http://www.acsac.org/2006/abstracts/54.html

MANDRIVA
  http://frontal2.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2007:051

GENTOO
  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200702-03.xml

CONFIRM
  http://www.snort.org/pub-bin/snortnews.cgi

BID
  21991


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